2007 Civil War Institute

The 1864 Overland Campaign
June 15-18, 2007

Past Programs

The Shenandoah Civil War Associates presented the 1864 Overland Campaign, June 15-18, 2007. We toured the battlefields of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna and Cold Harbor led by outstanding historians including Gordon Rhea, Jeffry Wert, Eric Wittenberg, and Robert E. L. Krick.

2007 Schedule

Friday, June 15

12:00 - 1:00   Check In at JMU, Ashby Hall or Taylor Hall, Room 404
1:00 - 1:15   Welcome by Dr. John Noftsinger, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Public Service, JMU, Taylor Room 404
1:15 - 1:30   Administrative Announcements
1:30 - 2:30   “Battle of the Titans. An Overview of the Overland Campaign"
Gordon Rhea
2:30 - 3:15   Book Signing - Sponsored by the JMU Bookstore, Taylor Hall, Room 404
3:15 - 4:15   "Cavalry Operations in the Overland Campaign"
Eric Wittenberg
5:00 - 6:00   Personal Time
6:00 - 9:00   Reception and Banquet - Address by Jeffry Wert
"The State of the Armies in 1864" at The College Center - JMU

Saturday, June 16

7:45 -
  Bus Picks up those staying at Comfort Inn
8:00 -
  Depart Ashby Hall
10:00 -
12:00
  Tour Wilderness Battlefield with Gordon Rhea, Jeffry Wert,
Eric Wittenberg
12:00 -
1:00
  Box Lunch - Chancellorsville Visitor Center
1:00 -
2:00
  Continue Wilderness Battlefield tour
2:00 -
2:30
  Travel to Spotsylvania Battlefield
2:30 -
5:00
  Tour Spotsylvania Battlefield
1:45 -
3:45
  Tour Rich Mountain, led by Hunter Lesser
5:30 -     Arrive Confort Inn - Southpoint
7:00 -     Dinner - UNO Chicago Grill

Sunday, June 17

8:00 -
  Depart Comfort Inn
9:00 -
12:30
  Tour North Anna Battlefield. Meet Robert E. L. Krick
12:30  
1:30
  Lunch enroute to Cold Harbor
1:30 -
4:30
  Tour Cold Harbor Battlefield
4:30 -
6:45
  Travel to Staunton
7:00 -
9:00
  Dinner Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant
9:00 -
9:45
  Return to Harrisonburg, Ashby Hall and Comfort Inn

Monday, June 18

9:00 -
10:00
  "Challenges of supplying Food to Armies on the Move"
Dr. Danielle Torisky - Taylor 404
10:00 -
12:00
  Roundtable discussion with presenters and participants
12:00 -
1:30
  Farewell Lunch - Taylor Hall

 

 

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